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posted in July 2008
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EDS Denies Layoff Report, Shareholders Approve HP Deal
News  |  7/31/2008  | 
The transaction, which valued EDS at $25 per share, is expected to close in the second half of 2008.
Apple Says MobileMe's E-Mail Bugs Fixed
News  |  7/31/2008  | 
The company said the service's e-mail issues have been repaired, but some subscribers are still reporting problems.
Sprint Updates Its Mobile Web Browser
News  |  7/30/2008  | 
Dubbed "Sprint Web," the interface includes an adaptive homepage and a Google search bar.
Amazon Offers Online Payment Service For E-Commerce Sites
News  |  7/30/2008  | 
Checkout By Amazon and Amazon Simple Pay will compete with PayPal and Google Checkout for a piece of the online payments pie.
Verizon To Help Government Manage Mobile Phones
News  |  7/30/2008  | 
In a deal worth up to $15 million, Verizon Business will manage and track mobile devices for the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Despite Buyout, Bell Canada Cuts 2,500 Managers
News  |  7/30/2008  | 
The company said the loss of positions will result in annual savings of about $300 million when combined with other reductions carried out earlier in the year.
Software Contract Dispute Threatened IM On Wall Street
News  |  7/30/2008  | 
A judge told Thomson Reuters it had to stop using its instant messaging software by Friday after a payment dispute with the contractor providing the technology.
Microsoft Offers In-Car Internet Search Service To Automakers
News  |  7/30/2008  | 
The service comes as automakers begin to embrace the Internet, starting with a wireless connection option on Chrysler models beginning next month.
Qwest Rolls Out Verizon Wireless Handsets, Services
News  |  7/30/2008  | 
The Verizon service replaces the Sprint service that has been offered by Qwest since it sold its earlier Qwest Wireless service a few years ago.
HP, Intel, Yahoo Join Government, Academia In Cloud Computing Research
News  |  7/29/2008  | 
Each of the founding members will host a cloud-computing infrastructure largely based on HP computers and Intel processors in six data centers.
Nokia Axes BlackBerry Connections
News  |  7/28/2008  | 
Starting with its upcoming E71 and E66 smartphones, Nokia said it wants to offer the option of connecting to other e-mail services.
FCC May Vote On Complaint That Comcast Wrongly Blocking BitTorrent
News  |  7/28/2008  | 
Comcast maintains that its network management practices do not violate government guidelines.
Google Wants You To Be Your Own ISP
News  |  7/24/2008  | 
Vint Cerf slams the telecoms, which aren't happy that bits have been commoditized and would like to shape industry regulations to help them to get back in the services game.
Apple's MobileMe Continues To Sputter
News  |  7/24/2008  | 
In the latest technical issue, Apple said about 200,000 MobileMe customers haven't been able to access e-mail for nearly a week.
"Smaller - Cooler - Faster" Meets "Carry Small, Live Large"
Commentary  |  7/24/2008  | doesn't usually cover new chips and stuff, mostly because that kind of technology doesn't have an immediate impact on small and midsize companies. But when I heard not one but TWO awesome new marketing phrases in a single press briefing, I was hooked. And besides, Intel promises its new smart System on Chip (SoC) designs will accelerate some important trends that could benefit bMighty readers.
Red Hat Ups Length Of Top Technical Support For Enterprise Linux
News  |  7/23/2008  | 
Any release of Enterprise Linux is given a seven-year lifecycle of support, but the level of support drops back in the fifth year, then is reduced further in the sixth and seventh years.
VMware Counters Microsoft, Will Make ESXi Hypervisor Free
News  |  7/22/2008  | 
New CEO Paul Maritz, who took over the CEO reins from Diane Greene in an abrupt changeover July 8, timed the ESXi announcement with VMware's 2Q earnings report.
Microsoft Mum On 'Red Dog' Cloud Computing
News  |  7/22/2008  | 
The Windows-compatible platform can be seen as Microsoft's counterpart Amazon's Elastic Cloud Computing service, known as EC2, and to the Google App Engine.
SAP Closing Subsidiary TomorrowNow
News  |  7/22/2008  | 
TomorrowNow was at the center of a 2007 Oracle lawsuit accusing SAP of "corporate theft on a grand scale."
$3 Billion Brocade-Foundry Networks Merger Has Eye On Cisco
News  |  7/22/2008  | 
In acquiring switch maker Foundry, Brocade is creating a networking powerhouse that could become a much stronger rival to Cisco.
Amazon S3 Crash Raises Doubts Among Cloud Customers
News  |  7/21/2008  | 
The company's Simple Storage Service suffered a similar outage lasting about two hours in February, an incident that at the time led many to question its dependability.
Open-Source Support: The More You Know, The Better It Looks
Commentary  |  7/18/2008  | 
Open-source support has a problem: People who assume, for no good reason, that it has a problem.
IBM Posts 16% Gain In Outsourcing Sales
News  |  7/18/2008  | 
Going forward, IBM's global services unit will face stiff competition from HP, which plans to acquire EDS, and fast-growing Indian outsourcers like Wipro.
Verizon Wins Approval For FiOS TV Service In New York
News  |  7/18/2008  | 
The FiOS service, a bundle of TV, broadband, and telephone service, will place Verizon in competition with Time Warner and Cablevision.
Coke's Largest Bottler Taps Microsoft For SaaS
Features  |  7/17/2008  | 
Coca-Cola Enterprises signs the largest deal yet for Microsoft's online collaboration and e-mail services.
Cuba To Get High-Speed Internet In 2010
News  |  7/17/2008  | 
The undersea fiber optic cable being built from Venezuela to Cuba represents a departure from prior Cuban policy impeding Internet access.
NIH Awards $33.3 Million For Advanced Medical Research Technology
News  |  7/16/2008  | 
The U.S. government grants will help researchers explore the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, cancer, autism, and other medical conditions.
GAO Bashes Fed's Sloppy E-mail Management
News  |  7/16/2008  | 
The agency has criticized the digital-records and cyber-security policies at five government agencies including the National Archives and Record Administration and the Dept. of Homeland Security.
Microsoft Opens Live Mesh To More Users
News  |  7/16/2008  | 
Live Mesh currently is a synchronization and remote access tool for Windows customers with Live IDs, but Microsoft says it will evolve to become much more than that.
EU Wants Ceiling On Text Messaging Roaming Charges
News  |  7/15/2008  | 
The EU will present a plan to cut the cost of mobile phone text messages in the fall, with implementation to take place in the summer of 2009.
Mobile Social Computing To Bridge An Ethnic Divide
News  |  7/10/2008  | 
Local language versions of the Glide Web-based mobile application suite help fuel CEO Donald Leka hopes of connecting those who can barely afford a PC.
Comcast Again Chided For Allegedly Blocking Internet Traffic
News  |  7/10/2008  | 
The company's agreement to smoothly deliver Vonage's VoIP services raises critics' questions about the ISP's network management practices.
Yahoo Wants You To Build Your Own Search Service
News  |  7/10/2008  | 
BOSS removes many of the usage restrictions on Yahoo's search APIs, encouraging developers to create "credible alternatives to Yahoo and Google."
Microsoft Adds Online Services For Partners
News  |  7/8/2008  | 
Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration and Connected Services Framework will be offered to private label software distributors.
Apple's MobileMe To Go Live Wednesday
News  |  7/8/2008  | 
Apple's wireless syncing service will debut Wednesday night ahead of Friday's iPhone 3G launch.
Data Reveals Top Skills Employers Seek On Job Posts
News  |  7/8/2008  | 
Along with IBM and SkillProof, the State of Connecticut's data analysis technology is helping state colleges and universities refine and develop curriculum.
Microsoft Unveils New Services Suites, Pricing Details
News  |  7/8/2008  | 
The company additionally laid out plans to pay its partners 12% of first-year revenue and 6% of ongoing revenue from sales.
Microsoft To Provide Ads For Rodale Health, Fitness Sites
News  |  7/7/2008  | 
Microsoft will provide ads through its adCenter platform, initially matching placements of text-based ads with Rodale's editorial content.
Microsoft To Take Control Of MSN Israel
News  |  7/7/2008  | 
Internet Gold said it was ceding control of MSN Israel to Microsoft due to a change in business strategy; MSN Israel accounted for less than 3% of Internet Gold's revenues in 2007.
Mobile Music A $7.3 Billion Industry By 2011
News  |  7/3/2008  | 
Research firm eMarketer predicts that music sales as a whole will continue to decline, but online and mobile markets will grow rapidly.
Forget DSL Or Cable, Broadband Users Want Their Fiber
News  |  7/3/2008  | 
Some 4.2 million high-speed Internet users received fiber in the first quarter of 2008 versus 2.5 million who received cable, Point Topic analysts said.
Three Startups To Solve SaaS Integration Problems
News  |  7/3/2008  | 
Boomi, SnapLogic, and Cast Iron are rolling out new offerings designed to help companies integrate software running in the cloud with onsite software.
Home Broadband Adoption Stalls Among Some Americans
News  |  7/3/2008  | 
A recent Pew Internet report finds just 25% of American households with annual incomes of $20,000 or less had broadband connections in their homes.
Avocent Restructures, Announces Acquisitions
News  |  7/3/2008  | 
The acquisitions will bring Avocent into closer competition with full-spectrum IT infrastructure management vendors, such as IBM and HP.
Mobile E-Mail For Cost-Conscious Enterprises
News  |  7/2/2008  | 
No high-end smartphone? No problem. Standard consumer-grade mobile phones from Nokia, Motorola, LG, Samsung, and other vendors are capable of syncing with Exchange servers, empowering mobile e-mail for nearly anyone who needs it.
Linspire Assets Sold To Rival Linux Distributor, Xandros
News  |  7/2/2008  | 
Linspire produced Click'N'Run as a way of finding, reviewing, and downloading a copy of desktop software available on the Internet, including the Linspire Linux distribution.
AT&T-Dish Break Signals Cloudy Weather For Satellite TV
News  |  7/2/2008  | 
As AT&T rolls out its own IPTV offering, it may see its satellite TV partnerships as insignificant to its overall strategy.
L.A. Drivers To Get Real-Time Info From Traffic Cams
News  |  7/2/2008  | 
TrafficLand will use up to 190 traffic cameras to show drivers the status of major highways.
VMware Completes Acquisition Of B-hive Networks
News  |  7/2/2008  | 
B-hive Conductor will allow VMware to add proactive management of applications running in virtual machines.
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